Last evening in Amsterdam. Standing ovations after each encore. There were four: Ave Maria from Verdi's Otello, for the first time performed in concert and dedicated to the loving memory of Jeroen Willems, Ciobanas cu trei sute de oi (, a Romanian, traditional folk song, a cappella), Non ti scordar di me and Granada.
Concertgebouw concert, LIVE on Radio 4 on September 24
Good news, right? For all those who can't be in Amsterdam on September 24, Radio 4 will broadcast live the concert at the Concertgebouw starring Angela Gheorghiu and the Het Gelders Orkest conducted by Ramon Tebar, starting 8pm (GMT+1). Live streaming on the website of Radio 4
Neue Philharmonie Westfalen
Giordano Bellincampi, conductor
Stephen Costello, tenor
Gluck - Arie "Che faro senz' Euridice" aus "Orfeo"
Verdi - Duett "Parigi o Cara" aus "La Traviata"
Spontini - Arie "O nume tutelar" aus "La Vestale"
Puccini - Arie "Che Gelida Manina" aus "La Bohème"
Mascagni - Duett "Cherry Duet" aus "L'Amico Fritz"
Donizetti - Duett "Una parola, o Adina" aus "L'Elisir d'amore"
Gounod - Arie "Salut demeure chaste et pure" aus "Faust"
Verdi - Arie "Tu che le Vanita" aus "Don Carlo"
Puccini - Duett "O soave fanciulla" aus "La Bohème"
Orchestra pieces to be added. La Boheme, checked. Expect beautiful encores. The program is subject to changes so check back on the website closer to October 15.
Stephen Costello to join Angela Gheorghiu for the concert in Frankfurt
The rising young and very good looking tenor Stephen Costello will join Angela Gheorghiu for the concert at Alte Oper Frankfurt on October 15. Giordani Bellincampi conducts the Neue Philharmonie Westfalen.
Short videos from act III, from the live broadcast outside the Vienna State Opera. Just to make you curious to go see the final performance of Tosca starring Angela Gheorghiu, Marcelo Alvarez and Zeljko Lucic on September 15.